Norfolk

by Laurence Mitchell

Norfolk

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About this book

Slow Norfolk, although selective, includes the whole of Norfolk from Great Yarmouth and the Broads to the east to the Fens of the far west, from the iconic North Norfolk coast to the Breckland region to the south. The Norfolk landscape is far more variable than many imagine and not quite as flat as it is usually reputed to be. The North Norfolk coast, considered to be one of the most beautiful stretches in England, is also a hugely important habitat for wildlife especially migrating birds. The interior of the county tends to be more overlooked yet also much to offer, especially in terms of landscape, historic monuments and characterful market towns. The county has a rich mix of architectural variety, with numerous country houses, medieval churches, Roman forts and Norman castles. The county capital Norwich is an important centre for art and culture, with its acclaimed Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and the annual, highly rated Norwich and Norfolk Festival.

About the author

Laurence Mitchell is a freelance travel writer based in Norwich; he has lived in East Anglia for over 30 years.

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'Eye-opening and wonderful' The Sunday Times Magazine

Slow Travel Norfolk is a celebration of the county as well as a guidebook. it is a personal guide, peppered with practical information, and ranges from the Fens to the Broads and the coast to the city
Norfolk Magazine

'With a rich level of local detail, these get under the skin of Britain's most relaxing spots.' Wanderlust Magazine
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Contents

GOING SLOW IN NORFOLK.....................................................7
How this book is arranged 11, Getting around 12
1 THE NORTH NORFOLK COAST.............................................15
Getting around 16, The end of the line: Cromer & Sheringham 19, Salt marshes &
samphire: from Salthouse to Stiffkey 29, Wells-next-the-Sea & Holkham 43, The
Burnhams 49, Brancaster to Hunstanton 54
2 The NORTHEAST NORFOLK Coa st & The Broa ds........61
The northern Broads 62, Getting around 64, The coast: Overstrand to Caister-on-
Sea 68, Into the Broads proper: North Walsham to the River Bure 80, Barton Broad,
Hickling Broad & around 87
3 N ORTH CENTRAL NORFOLK..............................................101
Getting around 102, Aylsham & northwards 104, West of Aylsham 109, Holt &
around 112, Around Walsingham & Fakenham 114, Following the Wensum Way
along the Upper Wensum Valley 122, East Dereham & around 124
4 N ORTHWEST NORFOLK & THE WASH............................. 129
Getting around 130, The northwest corner: Hunstanton to Castle Rising 132, East
from Sandringham & Castle Rising 140, Houghton & Harpley 141, West into
Fenland 152
5 N ORWICH & THE YARE VALLEY........................................ 159
Getting around 160, Norwich 163, Along the Yare - south bank 180, Along the
Yare - north bank 184, Away from the Yare 192
6 THE WAVENEY VALLEY.......................................................197
The arty side 198, Getting around 199, Diss & around 202, Diss to Beccles 209,
Beccles & the lower Waveney Valley 215
7 BRECKLAND..........................................................................221
The Brecks & Thetford Forest 221, Getting around 222, Swaffham & around 225,
The Breck-Fen border country, & into Breckland proper 234